Farmers

Youyang Song

Youyang is a textile researcher and fashion designer focusing on research of innovative biomaterials.

#Cooking New Materials

Mohammad Moradi

Mohammad is a technologist and an Industrial Design graduate of weißensee school of art and design. He specializes in the field of medical devices and in Brain-Computer-Interfaces.

#Kiobee

Georg Klöck

Georg is a product design graduate of weißensee school of art and design, experienced in interaction and interface design in mobility sector. Georg’s work focuses on the interface between man and machine.

#Kiobee

Paulina Grebenstein

Paulina is a product and strategy designer. After her internships and studies in Norway and Taiwan, she graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin and developed a strong interest in the topic of “city worth living in”.

#urban:eden

Facundo Gutierrez

Facundo is an industrial designer with extensive experience in the field of medical devices. He specializes in the application of bio-inspiration for the development of novel solutions for complex, multi-constrained problems.

#MotorSkins

Juan Opitz-Silva

Juan is a business developer with a Master’s degree in the field of Open Design from Humboldt Universität Berlin and the University of Buenos Aires. He specializes in project management, technology, and business development.

#MotorSkins

Anouk Hoffmeister

Anouk is an Interaction Designer with a background in Sociology. In 2012, after  graduating from weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she researched the design of collaborative tools in the context of analog and digital knowledges.

#elevation

Steffen Sennert

Steffen is a freelance artist and graduated as a sound and video engineer with a major in jazz saxophone at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule and the HS Düsseldorf. He runs a recording studio, works as a composer and music producer.

#composer

Hans Illiger

Hans is an interaction designer, programmer, and technology enthusiasts. He deals with complex problems in the fields of social work and health care and generates innovative solutions both conceptually and prototypically.

#Flow

Moritz Vetter

Moritz is a mathematician, programmer with a variety of passions. He deals with complex problems both in his studies and in his work which he solves theoretically as well as in practical applications.

#Flow

Robin Hoske

Robin is an industrial designer working in the field of design innovation. In his work he is particularly fascinated by technologies and their contextualization as well as the design process as a basis for innovative research.

#Ultra

Henning R. Horstmann 

Henning is an industrial and interaction designer with vast experience in designing vehicle interiors. He has profound knowledge of digital design processes, immersive real-time representation and spatial interaction to develop innovative applications at the interface of both disciplines.

#Onboard

Michael Dietz

Michael is specialized in human-centered, systematic design and has created software interfaces for enterprises and start-ups in Berlin, Hamburg and New York City. In his eyes, virtual reality is an opportunity to use proven user experience design strategies in design processes of analog products.

#Onboard

Natascha Unger

Natascha graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin with a master’s degree in textile and surface design in 2018. As a textile and surface designer, she focuses on interfaces between design, art and architecture.

#Stone Web

Idalena Rapp

Idalena graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin with a master’s degree in textile and surface design in 2018.  She focuses on materiality and textiles in the spatial context.

#Stone Web

Sabrina Weigt

Sabrina is a Fashion Designer specialized in knitwear with a bachelor and master degree from HTW Berlin and weißensee school of art and design Berlin.

#Cosy Codes

Victor Gonzalez

Victor studied mechatronics in Mexico City. He completed his subsequent master’s degree in product design in Germany. As a product designer he investigates the social behaviour and perception of people.

#Melodic-Scribe

Jihye Kang

Jihye is a product designer from Berlin, with a strong musical background. She graduated with a master’s degree from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2018.

#Melodic-Scribe

Madeleine Marquardt

Madeleine is a Textile and Surface Designer with a focus on process development. During her studies at weißensee school of art and design Berlin, she concentrated on dynamic work processes and artistic research.

#ILPS

Lukas Olfe

Lukas dedicated himself early on to discovering and creating spaces. After graduating from Bachelor of Arts at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, nowadays he works independently in the fields of concepting, graphics and event architecture.

#Raaago

Victor Nagel

Victor approaches the subject of design from a communicative, philosophical and economic perspective. He has a degree in GWK from the University of the Arts in Berlin, a degree in business administration and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary management.

#Raaago

Tim Vormbäumen

Tim is a Visual Artist and Designer. He has experiences working with international teams and artists ranges from Australia to Maputo, where he worked for the Goethe Institute in cultural department and gained a lot of knowledge in working with interdisciplinary teams.

#Raaago

Bernardo Aviles-Busch

Bernardo is a Product Designer and Artist with a strong interest in sound and visual arts. He studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona and Product Design at the weißensee school of art and design Berlin and worked at Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo.

#AudioGait

Maria Braun

Maria is a product designer who works between the poles of tradition and innovation by focusing on the objects of everyday use. During her studies of product design at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin she specialized in the processing of ceramic materials and glass.

#Univessels

Leon Laskowski

Leon is an Industrial Designer based in Berlin. He graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2017. Before and during his studies at the écal (Lausanne) and the weißensee school of art and design Berlin, he gained expertise in a range of different design studios. The driving force behind his work is his fascination with technologies, processes and materials and their potential for new production processes.

#All in

Stefan Bethge

Stefan is a software and hardware developer from Berlin. In his work, he focuses on minimal design, human-machine interaction and interfaces development. He works with various modern technologies in the field of human-machine interaction such as human sensing and augmented reality.

#Pathfinder

Kristina Huber

(aka Ksti Hu) is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist, living between Frankfurt and Berlin. Her work is as versatile as it is direct, always trying to push the boundaries of different fields and media.

#Pathfinder

Florian Frenzel

Florian is a graphic, interface and sound designer from Berlin with a focus on experimental sound research in connection with visual media and technologies. He also works as a freelance graphic designer and sound producer for Tomlab, !K7, Karaoke Kalk and Universal Publishing.

#Pathfinder

Jonas Schneider

Jonas is a product and interaction Designer where he focuses on the communicative qualities of products. His interest lies in the scope of implementing new technologies and he visualizes his ideas with the help of physical prototypes.

#Sweep

Valentin Lindau

Valentin is an interaction designer with a background in classic product design and craftsmanship. He is particularly interested in the design of physical interaction and the formal aesthetics of products. He has a strong understanding of technical approaches and mechanical principles.

#Sweep

Yomi Ajani

Yomi is a Product and Interaction Designer in Berlin who studied at the University of Arts Berlin and TAMA Arts University in Tokyo. A recurring topic of his works is the potential of digitalization of bicycles and its effect on existing concepts of mobility.

 #ultrabar

Eric Esser

After training as a goldsmith at the Hanau State Drawing Academy in 2010, Eric began his studies as a product designer at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is interested in traditional craftsmanship as well as computer-aided design (CAD). He focuses on combining geometric and material research in order to develop different principles for the FDM process.

#Printing Explorations

Sara Diaz Rodriguez

Sara is a textile designer who combines new technologies with traditional textile processes in her work. In her project, she develops a new technology for textile manufacturing.

 

#Hilanderia

Johannes Elias Lohbiler

Johannes is a creative technologist who lives and works in Berlin. He is the seventh generation carpenter with a BA in Product Design and an MA in Interaction Design. He creates digital and analog products as well as experiences. Currently he runs solution.io and continues to develop his product dadamachines.

#dadamachines

Lucas Rex

Lucas is an interaction designer with a background in product design and a committed user advocate. He is a fan of pragmatic solutions and design sprints.

#Shortcut

Maximilian Mahal

Max is a product designer with a background in craftsmanship. He has a strategic focus and strong expertise in rapid prototyping.

#Shortcut

David Kaltenbach

David is product designer with a focus on interaction. He has a great sense for potential innovations and turning them into reality and a strong eye for visuals.

#Shortcut

Ursula Wagner

Ursula is a textile designer and lecturer focussing on the sculptural and three-dimensional aspects of textile construction. Her work is an investigation of sculpting with industrial weaving machines, aiming to weave textile objects which shape themselves. 

#DynamicFabrics

Charlotte Dachroth

Charlotte is a textile and surface Designer and her fascination for light comes from her awarded research on surfaces and materials with the focus on the phenomenon of „Glanz“ (brilliance).

#Project Halo

Ole Jeschonnek

Ole focuses on the product side of light. In the past, he used to run the department of product development in a famous lighting design studio. His award-winning designs and installations were exhibited at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

#Project Halo

Esther Zahn

Esther is a Berlin-based Fashion and E-Textile Designer. Over the last few years she has specialized in the field of FashionTech. For instance, she developed textile sensors to integrate and control music in garments. 

#UX.FTT

Kristin Dolz

Kristin is a Product Designer with a strong connection to design-driven research. The focus of her work is the conception of form which involves the emergence, transformation, and resilience.

#ErosiveModelling

Konstantin Laschkow

Konstantin is a Fashion Designer with a distinct focus on jacquard knitting techniques. He graduated from weißensee school of art and design Berlin in 2013. 

 

#Case Studies

Marina Wilhelm

Marina is a textile- and surface designer focusing on alternative production methods of clothing and its personalization. The Project Body Loom System was developed during her master’s degree at weißensee school of art and design Berlin. Additionally, she studied fashion design at Nuova Academia di Belle Arti, Milan in Italy.

#BodyLoomSystem

Dawei Yang

Dawei is a product designer and digital artist living and working in Berlin and Beijing. His projects span from interaction design to research-based process design, and software development with investigation of digital materiality.

#AdditiveAddicted

Babette Wiezorek

Babette is a Product Designer who works at the interface of materials, technologies and the processes that connect them. She focuses on additive and computer-aided technologies (3D-printing) using fluid materials, especially ceramics.

#AdditiveAddicted

Yolanda Leask

Yolanda is a textile and surface designer based in Berlin. During her studies at Berlin weißensee school of art and design, she began to explore the issue of sustainability in fashion and continues to creatively test the boundaries of nonwoven textile production.

#Doppelhaus

Oleg Pugachev

Oleg is a product designer based in Berlin. The main focus of his practice lies in the field of furniture and lighting design, for which he received several awards and recognitions. (Becker Contest, Design Plus Award, IFDA Asahikawa)

#OSW Møbel

Johannes Grune

Johannes is a furniture and interior designer based in Berlin. Having first trained and worked as a master carpenter, he later studied product design at the weißensee school of art and design and furniture design at the Royal Danish School of Architecture Copenhagen.  

#OSW Møbel

Coordination & Organisation

Anastasia Zagorni
Coordinator & Coach

Anastasia is coordinating all activities at DesignFarmBerlin.

Until recently, Anastasia was acting as an Innovation Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology. In her work she is particularly focusing on creating the right environment, including collaborators and finance, to make innovative ideas flourish.

With her background (MBA) and experience in applied research she is now supporting design-in-tech teams in strategy development.

Melissa Lukowski
Coordinator & Coach

melissa.lukowski@designfarmberlin.de

Melissa supports founders in the field of marketing and communication. In addition, she develops and creates the communication strategy and implementation of the DesignFarm.

Melissa also works as a Strategic and Brand Designer. She graduated from Köln International School of Design as an interdisciplinary designer.

Ipek Erdöl
Student assistant

İpek is a graphic designer with a focus on editorial design, typography and illustration. After her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, she established Studio These Days with her partner.
Currently, she studies Visuelle Kommunikation at weißensee school of art and design Berlin.

Mentors

Prof. Carola Zwick

Carola is a Professor of Product Design, an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin and a passionate entrepreneur. In her work Carola especially focuses on Interaction Design and User Experience Design.

Through her career, she has been coaching alumni in three different universities  (alumni now working with Apple, BCG, Audi, Frog, Spotify, Yahoo, Here, MyKita, SAP, Walmart). She is a co-founder of an internationally acting design agency Studio 7.5 Berlin. Apart from that, Carola is also a Principal Investigator at the Cluster of ImageKnowledgeGestaltung at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Bach

Olaf is a visiting Professor of Business Economics at the weißensee school of art and design and an initiator of DesignFarmBerlin. His teaching and research focus on creative entrepreneurship, design thinking and business design as well as the strategies, institutions and socioeconomic processes in creative industries. Lecturing management and organization design at the University of St. Gallen and with a background as project manager of a leading global strategy consulting firm he gained an extensive experience in consulting and coaching start-up teams. Olaf is an initiator of the «Art Business Coaching» at the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat

Jörg is a Professor of Theory and History of Design with a focus on “practice-based research”.

Earlier, he acted as a Professor of Design in Dresden focusing on design-driven research and business collaborations as well as effective product design. In 2005 he initiated and managed the Institute for Innovation and Design at the Center of Applied Research and Technology (e.V.) with the aim to transfer design to small and medium businesses.

Prof. Christiane Sauer

Since 2013 Christiane Sauer has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with focus on Material and Concept. Earlier, she has been involved in education, research and consulting in the area of material development for architecture and design. Christiane is currently running her own agency in architecture Formade – Agency for Material and Architecture. Additionally, Christiane is a member of smart3 Consortium for Development of New Products with Smart Materials and a co-founder of the design marketing platform – Architonic.

Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina

Since 2008 Zane Bernina has been a Professor of Textile and Surface Design with a focus on the conceptual development of materials and surfaces. In the past, she was involved in various interdisciplinary research projects related to various aspects of design, technology, natural sciences and society. Zane also acted as a lecturer and researcher in the area of Soft Technologies and Smart Textiles. She is a co-founder of the research platforms: eLab – Laboratory for Interactive Technologies and greenlab – Laboratory for Sustainable Design Strategies. Apart from that, Zane is a member and a principle Investigator of the Research Consortium  smart3 I materials, solutions, growth for the Development of New Products with Smart Materials.

Veronika Aumann

is a textile designer and researcher. She investigates conceptions of the digital and designs materials and material fictions from which new and unexpected interactions between humans, machines and materials emerge. Veronika Aumann is currently working on the practice-based research project “Digital Materials” as part of the excellence programme “DiGiTal” in the field of “Design and Experimental Materials Research” at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Since January 2019 she is a Ph.D. candidate of the PhDArts Program at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) in Leiden and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL.